Delaware home assistance reopens

 

DELAWARE – Governor John Carney announced the reopening of the state’s housing assistance program, which many say comes at the perfect time.

The housing assistance program provides financial assistance to renters experiencing unemployment or other financial hardship. The state was awarded $200 million in emergency rent relief fund.

This program now allows for up to 12 months of assistance, and a possibility of extended assistance for an extra three months. The governor and other speakers at the conference expressed their thankfulness for the opportunity to help homeowners and renters again. “Giving us resources so we could keep people in their homes, so that we could keep people paying their rent so they didn’t have to be put out on the street,” says state Governor, John Carney. “We’re going to get out of this safely by everyone going and getting vaccinated when its your turn.”

DEHAP says, they can also cover rent arrears dating from April 2020 and forward and current rent due. Landlords and tenants can apply for assistance beginning Monday, March 22 using DSHA’s application portal.

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